So following from my “Juggling work, school and family” post I have been making more of an organised effort with cooking dinner.
I don’t know about anyone else, but invariably I always end up cooking the same dinners for my boys. Week by week they will have things like jacket potato, pasta, salmon and broccoli that kind of thing…
I was flicking through my WeightWatchers “family cooking” recipe book the other day and came across a weight watchers mini toad in the hole recipe which I thought the boys would love and apparently only took 15 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook.
They were a huge hit with the boys and E even asked for seconds and thirds! I think this may well become a new regular on the menu, and if your hubby isn’t fussy like mine and doesn’t like toad in the hole (what’s not to like?) then its enough to serve a family of four AND as its a WW recipe so you can’t go wrong right?
Here’s the recipe – the book says it serves 4 adults, I would say it easily serves 6 kiddies if they have 2 each or will serve 3 kiddies if they are piggies like mine and have 3 helpings! As you can see from the pic I served mine with broccoli and mash and gravy
I couldn’t resist having one myself when the boys sat down to eat.
Weight Watchers Mini Toad in the Hole recipe
- 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
- 12 thin sausages (I used chipolatas)
- 1 large onion (I omitted this from mine)
- 125g plain flour
- 1 egg
- 300ml skimmed milk (I used full fat)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Pre-heat the oven to Gas Mark 7/220°/fan oven 200°
- Divide the oil between the hollows in a 12 hole tin (1/4 teaspoon in each) and heat in the oven for 2 minutes
- Twist each of the sausages in half to form two cocktail sized sausages and snip to separate
- Place two sausages (and some onion if you are using) in each hollow and cook in the oven for 8 minutes until lightly browned
- Meanwhile, sift the flour into a bowl and season. Make a well in the centre, break in the egg. and gradually whisk in the milk to give a smooth batter. Transfer to a jug
- When the sausages (and onions) are browned, pour in the batter, dividing it equally between the hollows. Return to the oven and cook for 18-20 minutes until the batter has risen, crisp and a rich golden brown.
Serve two to three puddings per person
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